COFCOR

  • Photo of CARICOM Foreign Ministers engage US National Security Adviser

    CARICOM Foreign Ministers engage US National Security Adviser

    Foreign Ministers of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) engaged with US National Security Advisor, Mr. Jake Sullivan on Friday 7 April. The discussions, in which the Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr the Honourable Ralph Gonsalves participated, were viewed as introductory as well as an opportunity to exchange views on issues of mutual interest. Emphasis was placed on…

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  • Photo of Remarks by the Outgoing Chairman – 24th COFCOR

    Remarks by the Outgoing Chairman – 24th COFCOR

    OPENING REMARKS BY HIS EXCELLENCY DR.CLAUDE JOSEPH, PRIME MINISTER AND MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND WORSHIP OF THE REPUBLIC OF HAITI, ON THE OCCASION OF THE TWENTY-FOURTH MEETING OF THE COUNCIL FOR FOREIGN AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS (COFCOR), VIA ZOOM, 6 MAY 2021 Colleagues Foreign Ministers and Heads of Delegations of CARICOM Member States;      Ambassador Irwin LaRoque, Secretary-General of CARICOM;  Senior…

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  • Photo of Remarks by the Chairman – 24th Meeting of COFCOR

    Remarks by the Chairman – 24th Meeting of COFCOR

    OPENING REMARKS BY HONOURABLE EAMON COURTENAY, MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, FOREIGN TRADE AND IMMIGRATION OF BELIZE, ON THE OCCASION OF THE TWENTY-FOURTH MEETING OF THE COUNCIL FOR FOREIGN AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS (COFCOR), VIRTUAL, 6 MAY 2021 His Excellency Dr. Claude Joseph, Prime Minister ad interim of the Republic of Haiti and outgoing Chairman of the Council for Foreign and Community…

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  • Photo of Twenty-Fourth Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR), Virtual, 6-7 May 2021 – COMMUNIQUE

    Twenty-Fourth Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR), Virtual, 6-7 May 2021 – COMMUNIQUE

    The Twenty-Fourth Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was held virtually on the 6-7 May 2021, under the Chairmanship of the Honourable Eamon Courtenay, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belize. The COFCOR was attended by Honourable E. P. Chet Greene, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Immigration and Trade of Antigua and Barbuda;…

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  • Photo of Remarks by the Secretary-General:  Twenty-Fourth Meeting of COFCOR

    Remarks by the Secretary-General: Twenty-Fourth Meeting of COFCOR

    REMARKS BY the SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY (CARICOM) AMBASSADOR IRWIN LAROCQUE ON THE OCCASION OF THE TWENTY-FOURTH REGULAR MEETING OF THE COUNCIL FOR FOREIGN AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS (COFCOR) Via videoconference 6-7 MAY 2021 Honourable Eamon Courtenay, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belize, and Chairman of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR); His Excellency Dr. Claude Joseph, Prime…

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  • Photo of CARICOM and US agree on need to work together

    CARICOM and US agree on need to work together

    Foreign Ministers of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the United States Secretary of State agreed on the need to work together on a number of issues of mutual interest. In a virtual meeting on Wednesday 21 April, the two sides noted the inextricable link between the Community and the US and welcomed the Roundtable Discussion as an initial engagement between…

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  • Photo of Remarks by Hon Eamon Courtenay, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Immigration of Belize and Chairman of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations to the CARICOM-US virtual Roundtable, 21 April 2021

    Remarks by Hon Eamon Courtenay, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Immigration of Belize and Chairman of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations to the CARICOM-US virtual Roundtable, 21 April 2021

    Mr. Secretary, on behalf of the Caribbean Community, please accept congratulations on your appointment as Secretary of State in the Biden-Harris Administration. The Community values highly its long-standing relationship with the United States of America, and we welcome this opportunity to have an exchange of views so early in your tenure. The Caribbean Community and the United States of America…

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  • Photo of Remarks by CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque to the Roundtable between US Secretary of State Hon Anthony Blinken and CARICOM Ministers of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday

    Remarks by CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque to the Roundtable between US Secretary of State Hon Anthony Blinken and CARICOM Ministers of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday

    I welcome this meeting between CARICOM Foreign Ministers and Secretary Blinken with a sense of optimism.  This meeting is significant, as it marks the resumption of interaction between CARICOM as a Region and the US at this high level. I recall that Meetings at this level were a regular feature of our relationship. In this regard, I also note that…

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  • Photo of Tenth UK-Caribbean Forum: Action Plan

    Tenth UK-Caribbean Forum: Action Plan

    Tenth UK-Caribbean Forum: Action Plan At the conclusion of the 10th UK-Caribbean Forum, held virtually on 18 March 2021, the Foreign Ministers of the United Kingdom and Caribbean countries, welcoming the Communiqué signed at the Forum, also agreed on the following Action Plan for a two-year period up to 2023, when the next full Forum meeting is currently envisaged.  This…

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  • Photo of COMMUNIQUE – Tenth United Kingdom-Caribbean Ministerial Forum

    COMMUNIQUE – Tenth United Kingdom-Caribbean Ministerial Forum

    TENTH UK-CARIBBEAN FORUM: COMMUNIQUÉ Introduction The Tenth United Kingdom-Caribbean Ministerial Forum was held virtually on 18 March 2021. The Governments of the United Kingdom and the Caribbean again reaffirmed their commitment to the Forum as an important vehicle for dialogue, partnership and cooperation, reflecting the special relationship that exists between the United Kingdom, the Caribbean States and the British Overseas…

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